The palace is conveniently located on the Neva River bank in the downtown area of the city a few steps from the Hermitage Museum.
The palace, a perfect example of the Florentine Palazzo style, was designed by A.I. Rezanov in the 1864 for the son of Alexander II, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, the President of the Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1920 the Palace belongs to scientists of St. Petersburg.
The exquisite interiors that have never been restored or redecorated and yet preserved their magnificence and splendor boast several styles among which there are the Renaissance-style State Reception Room with a balcony over the portico of the main entrance; the Gothic Small Dining Room, adorned with decorative paintings; the Renaissance-style Drawing Room; and the two-storey-high Rococo Ball Room. Paintings of Russian national epochs by Vereschagin hang in the Russian-style Banquet Hall.
Events: gala dinner, conferences, meetings and seminars.
The White Hall: up to 200 persons.
The Small Hall: up to 50 persons.
The Oak Hall: up to 120 persons.